For many of us, the smaller the animal the cuter he is. With birds, the small parakeets are usually preferred among bird lovers. Who wouldn’t want to have a cute little bird or two singing beautifully at their home? If you’re talking about small birds, the hummingbird takes the number one spot. Hummingbirds got their name because of the humming sound created every time they beat their wings.
Their flapping is so fast that it takes place in very high frequencies that humans cannot hear. They also have a very interesting feature, because of the way they flap, they can stop in midair just as a helicopter would. Hummingbirds are originally from the Americas and as you might have guessed, they are among the smallest birds in existence. Most species measure about 3 to 5 inches in length. They can be small birds but they are surprisingly fast for their size. Some of them can fly at about 34 mph.
These tiny birds have a diet that consists largely on nectar, and some sweet juices they can extract from fruits. They particularly love berries. It is customary for many people to have hummingbird feeders outside the house. They fill them up with everything from sugary water to fruit juice. They provide any home with a beautiful spectacle of sound and view. It is recommended that whenever using hummingbird feeders you should try to stick as close as possible to what the tiny birds would find in the wild.
This means, also sticking to the times of year when they would find certain things. The most common and cheapest thing to feed one of these tiny birds is sugary water. This is not at all recommended by animal specialists as it is not at all like something they would find in the wild. It would be a lot better to use some berry juice, or some other sweet juices that would also provide them vitamins besides the energy content.
A man called Benjamin and his partner suddenly see what it seems to be one of these birds. The thing is the bird looks injured or maybe sick. They take a closer look and they pick him up with their hands. They place him on a warm towel. They take a closer look to try and find out what is wrong with the hummingbird, but they’re not able to see what the problem is.
What they do, is give him a little bit of sugar and water. They had to put it inside a drop dispenser. After a few sips, the bird looks a little better but they are still not taking their chances. They take the hummingbird to an animal hospital where they look at him and find out nothing wrong. Apparently, the bird just needed a little bit of water and maybe some sugar in his system. Fortunately, Benjamin and his partner manage to record the hummingbird as he receives his sugary treat.